Undergraduate Writing Awards

In KATH Awards on April 15, 2013 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , ,

Call for Undergraduate Writing Papers

The Kentucky Association of Teachers of History sponsors four writing awards for students each year – two of which are specifically for undergraduates. Entries are considered by a panel of historians invited by the KATH Board to serve as judges. The winners, who will have written the papers as students during the 2012-13 academic year, will be honored with a cash prize and certificate at the annual KATH meeting in late September 2013.

Please consider inviting your undergraduate students to submit their work for these awards:

  • Tom Clark

    Thomas D. Clark, KY’s Historian Laureate for Life, in 2000

    Thomas D. Clark Undergraduate Student Writing Award
    for the student who has written an outstanding undergraduate research paper in U.S. history while attending a Kentucky college or university (must not exceed 25 pages)

    For more on the impact of Dr. Clark on the study of American history and his life-long efforts in establishing high standards for the preservation of historical artifacts, see the essay in memoriam to him in the October 2005 issue of American Historical Association’s Perspectives.

  • Ray Betts, 2006

    Raymond F. Betts, in 2006

    Raymond F. Betts Undergraduate Student Writing Award
    for the outstanding undergraduate research paper on a world history topic (from any time period) – the paper can consider American issues and material if the bulk of the paper has a world focus (minimum of 2500 words)

    For more on the impact of Dr. Betts on his students, Kentucky and the world, see this blog post by Alan Cornett.

For specific details on the requirements for each award, please download the flyers and refer others to the KATH webpage:

Please send your students’ entries to Randolph Hollingsworth via attachment to an email at before the second week in June 2013.

Please recycle (download KATH Betts Award flyer and/or KATH Clark Award flyer here and re-post!


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